Tag Archive: Dove MN2105

White Dove blouse + that time I went to Melbourne

A little over a week ago I visited my lovely sister in law Annelise in Melbourne. We had been planning this trip for a while, and I was super excited to visit her and see the city, and honestly it did not disappoint. It was a pretty jam packed weekend, and I managed to squeeze […]

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a little peek at my new updated packaging!

As I promised yesterday – I’m here today to share with you a little peek at my brand new packaging! SQUEEEEE! I could not be happier with our new patterns! I have absolutely loved illustrating all of my pattern covers for the last few years (sketching is a real passion of mine) but I’ve been feeling […]

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Inspiration and Variation ideas for the Dove blouse

ONE // TWO // THREE // FOUR // FIVE // SIX Well my dears, the Dove blouse sewalong has officially come to a close! I hope you enjoyed the tutorials, and that they helped you tackle some of the new techniques in this sewing pattern. Now that we’ve covered all the technical aspects of making […]

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Dove Dress Hack!

I’ve always wished I lived in the late 60’s for the fashion. I love a more bohemian look and have been loving some of the new trends that have a more modern spin on the 60’s style. I’ve been eyeing bell sleeves for awhile now and was contemplating adding them to a pattern because I […]

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Three ways to sew a hem facing // A Dove blouse tutorial

I have so much love for special hems! I think hems often get overlooked when it comes to adding design features, but i think an interesting hem can take a blouse to the next level – especially if you’re the kind of girl who likes to wear your tops untucked. Due to the extreme curve of […]

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How to hem flared sleeves // A Dove blouse tutorial

Hemming a curve is one of those things that can seem quite scary, but as with most things in sewing, if you take it slow and follow the steps you can conquer it and end up with a really clean beautiful result. The Dove blouse sewing pattern comes with two sleeve cuffs, one is gently […]

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Tutorial // How to set sleeves

Whether you call it an inset sleeve, a set-in sleeve or your-worst-bloody-nightmare, sewing a sleeve into a garment doesn’t have to be hard. Honestly. If you take it step by step you won’t need to pull your hair out or cry or even throw your sewing machine through the window. I promise. This method of […]

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How to sew flared sleeve cuffs // A Dove blouse tutorial

Today i’ll be showing you how to attached flared sleeve cuffs on the Dove blouse! If you’ve ever sewn a circle skirt, you’ll be pleased to know that this is a really similar process. The Dove blouse includes two statement sleeve cuffs. Version 2 is a gently flared cuff and Version 3 is a full […]

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3 ways to finish a neckline facing // A Dove blouse tutorial

I love finding really neat ways to finish raw edges. So while i was developing the Dove blouse sewing pattern, i became really obsessed with experimenting with different ways to finish the raw edges on a facing. In the end I found that I like different methods for different looks, and couldn’t decide on one […]

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How to sew a neckline facing // A Dove blouse tutorial

Facings can get a really bad rap in sewing, and I think that’s largely due to a few crucial finishing steps being left out. When done well, a facing can be a really beautiful function finish for a blouse or dress. Today I’ll be showing you how to finish the neckline of my Dove blouse with […]

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4 ways to sew beautiful centre front seams // A Dove blouse tutorial

The centre front seam on the Dove blouse sewing pattern is equal parts interesting-design-detail and sneaky-way-to-anchor-facings-and-make-cutting-fabric-easier. Say that ten times fast! I love the visual interest a centre front seam adds to a blouse, and the fact that it makes it easy to play with pattern placement or add things like zips etc. But that’s […]

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How to sew french darts // A Dove blouse tutorial

I love french darts. I think they are so flattering and add some visual interest beyond the standard side dart we see in most blouses. But I know the French darts can be a little intimidating as the construction is slightly different than your standard dart – and includes cutting. Does anyone else get a […]

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Dove pattern tester roundup!

You guys. I can’t even tell you how hard it has been waiting to share these images of the new Dove blouse pattern made by our gorgeous and amazing testers! Every time a new set of photos hit our inbox, we were literally blown away. Obviously I’m biased, but I truly adore all of these […]

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Introducing the Dove blouse sewing pattern (plus sewalong!)

So excited to introduce you all to my newest sewing pattern: the Dove blouse! I am absolutely obsessed with statement sleeves these days, and really wanted to create a pattern with amazing sleeve cuffs, but with enough special details that it’s still gorgeous without cuffs. The pattern features a loose fit, french darts, v neckline, […]

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